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Partin Settlement Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 887 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted February 24, 2014

Partin Settlement Elementary School is an excellent school! I have three children who attend school here and I have been extremely happy with the education that they have been receiving! It is obvious that the staff truly cares about the well being and education of every child at PSE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

Children are placed in ESL programs based on a home-language survey and there is no option to opt out of ESL. Most schools do get parental permission before placing a child in such a program and honor parents' requests not to place students. Communication between school and parents needs to improve, especially on such an important matter based on your childs education. I wasnt aware that my kid was in ESOL until teachers conferences day. I was upset and superv of ESOL wasnt understanding and didnt handle it in a profesional manner. All she said was, yes they did and the paper was sent to us explaining everything. She made us feel like we didnt understand what my husband and i read. We know what we read! My daughters education is more than a piece of paper! However her teacher was understanding&helpful. It is wrong for a school to place a child in an ESL class solely because of his or her ethnicity rather than language proficiency. I ask her if we would have marked only english on the survey and later found out she needed extra help would you had put her in esol? she said no. I dont hold back anything that will help my kid but it could have been done more professionally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2013

I wish the new principal (Corbett) would pay close attention to the needs of parents and students in this school. She makes for a lousy principal. I have had no problems with the teachers. They are fantastic. Another issue is the car rider line. It is out of control and needs to be addressed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2010

PSE is a fantastic school! It truely does care enough to challenge every child and encourage them to do their best. The teachers and pricipal at this school are very helpful and dedicated putting a lot of effort into their students. I thoroughly recommend this school to anyone. Well done everyone at PSE
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2010

Partin Settlement Elementary is a clean weel-organized school focusing on teaching students to become good decision-makers and citizens. There are many educational opportunites for students here including extra-curricular activites such as cross-country, golf and even fishing. The staff that I have met ae very friendly and passionate about teaching children and helping them to grow. This has been an "A" scholl for at least eight years. I would like to see this school receive funding so that it may continue to meet the needs of the enire student body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

it is a great school the teachers are very helpful to the kids, my son tell me that his teacher this year give him a lot confidence thank miss sayers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

Coming from a homeschool environment i was worried my kids wouldnt like going to a traditional school, but when it came time this year for them to go-we were really happy when they were treated very well and completely enjoyed their year. They have had almost nothing negative to say about the school in general, they love the coaches, the teachers are all generally helpful and kind. My daughters kindergarten teacher will be missed very much, and im thankful she was given such a good start in education. The school tries to organize lots of trips and special days for the kids, even on a limited budget. I think like many schools, a bit more parent-teacher communication would be great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2009

My children have both been in PSE for 4 years. I have 1 chid in 5th, another in 3rd. I can honestly say that like every school it has its challenges but in a scale of 1-10, I give it a 9 (Nobody's perfect). I see my kids being challenged and motivated to learn and succeed. I see them excelling. I love the teachers, the environment and the staff in general. We are being rezoned next year but I Am keeping my son there. We parents need to remember...Our children will succeed and excel not only due to the school they attend, but it also depends on us the parents or guardians. Remember it is a team effort! Are you a player or a mere spectator?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2009

Hyper-inflate grades to make it an 'A' school. Communication between teachers and home is horrible. Teachers do not do well communicating to parents. The school is very disorganized. . Some of the teachers are verbally inappropriate in multiple grades. There is room for improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2009

Some excellent teachers. Principal has some problems and some changes needed. My son is very happy and getting a good education here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

My daughter is a second grader she made honor roll at PSE, she is an smart girl and she love the school and respect her teachers and principal Mr Grover. Thanks PSE for a great job with childrens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2009

PSE is such a good school. My daughter is attending kintergarten at PSE. The teachers and not to mention Mr. grover, the principal is wonderful. The arrange so many fun activities there. ...the kids really love to go to PSE and learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

This school is so nice for my kids they are getting a wonderful euducation they are smarter than I am!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2008

Both of my boys go to this school for over two years . The teachers and the principal are amazing .They always go over and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2008

My Sister goes here and we are not impressed with them. When we moved form another state we shared that we felt she wasn't ready for 1st grade but they put her in it. Then in May the teachers decide to tell us she wasn't ready and she wouldn't go to second grade. Thanks for listen. Second we don't like they way they deal with Developmentally delayed children. Spitting between two classes and teahcers is two confusing for her and for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2007

Partin settlement is an amazing and I mean incridbly awesome school. I espeacially have a speacial corner for Miss R. Sayers and C Sayers, and Hunkins. But I love everybody there. I say if you are looking for a school, this the perfect place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2007

My daughter has been going here since kindergarten and she loves it. I have loved every teacher she has ever had. They have all made her and us feel welcome and wanted especially since I am a OASIS volunteer. Everyone in the office is approachable and I feel that I can talk to them about anything or voice my opinions and they actually care. It is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2007

Partin Settlement was a great school and I was happy in my years there. My teachers were nice except for one who accused me of cheating, although my parents personally talked to her saying they saw me do it. Other than that it was good. I would've added another lunch line for an optional lunch dish such as pizza or some sort of hot lunch. The extracurricular activities were fun and they taught you what needed to be taught while making it enjoyable for the students as well.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 15, 2007

We absolutely LOVE PSE. The teachers are very dedicated, or at least sometimes try to be within reason or chance to. Mr. Groover for one really gets involved with the children and gives them great incentives for reading and other things as well. I've had my children in PSE for 3 years and we're so grateful to them. My son is an honor student and on the academic list and my daughter is doing great as well. I hope they continue to do this good and more. There's always room for improvement for all of us on every level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2007

I have twins that have been in this school for 3 years. I had a difficult time the first two figuring out what homework should be, since both teachers were working on completely different plans. Two kids, same grade, you would think that the work would be close. Communication between teachers and home is horrible. Notes are not seen sometimes for days. This school is very disorganized!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

142 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

137 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
91%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
57%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 59%
White 26%
Black 7%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%60%61%
Master's degree 31%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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